I wake up almost every morning with an earworm. Some fade quickly, other last for days. Sometimes they make me happy, sometimes they make me doubt my own sanity. They come from all genres. I can rarely know what triggers them. The only thing I do know and that they do without fail is reinforce my belief that all music is connected and good music never goes out of style.
Here’s a roundup of my September earworms.
Gloria Estefan – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Boxcar Willie – Wabash Cannonball
Bee Gees – How can you mend a broken heart
The Impressions – It’s All Right
Billy Preston – Nothing From Nothing
Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down
En Vogue – Free Your Mind
Grand Funk Railroad – We’re An American Band
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
The Byrds – Ballad of Easy Rider
Sunnyland Slim – Be Careful How You Vote
Tommy Overstreet – Send Me No Roses
CeCe Peniston – Finally
The Marmalade – Reflections Of My Life
Loudon Wainwright III – Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road
Jimmy Reed – Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby
Dee Dee Sharp – Never Pick A Pretty Boy
Pink Floyd – “Hey You”
P!nk – F**kin’ Perfect
Mel McDaniel – Baby’s Got Her BlueJeans On
Little Milton – Grits Ain’t Groceries
Pretenders – Don’t Get Me Wrong
Jimmie Rodgers – Waiting for a Train
Don Walser – Rolling Stone From Texas
Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur
The CARS – Let’s go!
Frankie Lymon+The Teenagers – Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Freddy Weller – Games People Play
The Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down
George Jones & Tammy Wynette – We Gonna Hold On
This is an aside and not a September earworm, but it came up right after that last video. Watch the body language when George uses Tammy’s name in the song. Brutal. I hope nobody ever makes me sing a duet with my ex.